These Irish sisters used to be brothers

These Irish sisters used to be brothers

(New York Post) Jamie and Chloe O’Herlihy have a strong bond as siblings. They started out as brothers and now are sisters. During a trip home to their native Cork, Ireland, last summer, the then-brothers opened up to one another after struggling with their gender identities for years. Days later, the two came out as transgender. (more…)

Schoolgirl who told her mum she was born in the wrong body after watching TV documentary

Schoolgirl who told her mum she was born in the wrong body after watching TV documentary

(Daily Mirror) A 16-year-old girl said she realised she was transgender at TEN – after watching a television show about transsexuals.

Danielle Lloyd, born Laine Gratton, was inspired to confess to her mother that she was actually a girl after first realising it when she was in year five at primary school and watched the Channel 4 documentary My Transsexual Summer. (more…)

Britain needs to stop freaking out about transgender kids

Britain needs to stop freaking out about transgender kids

(The TelegraphThere seems to be a bit of generational divide about transgender issues.

Many people in their twenties (my age) will be completely unsurprised by the BBC’s report into the Tavistock Centre – the country’s only NHS facility for transgender children. They will be unfazed by the fact that it had 1,419 referrals last year, more than ten times the figure in 2010. They will regard this as just an ordinary feature of the world we now live in. Trans people exist; get used to it. (more…)

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